Make Your Editor Cry: Bison (Awkward Plural)

Make Your Editor Cry:  Bison (Awkward Plural)

BLUF: (Bottom Line Up Front)
The plural of bison is bison.

bison: any of several large bovine mammals (genus Bison) that have a long, broad head, short, hollow horns, heavy forequarters, a large muscular hump across the shoulders, and a shaggy mane on the head and lower neck, and that typically live and migrate in herds

The singular of bison is bison. The plural of bison is also bison.

Examples:

The hunters carefully surrounded the lame bison and moved in for the kill.
Dozens of bison have been released into Romania’s Southern Carpathian Mountains as part of the area’s largest re-wilding program.

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